Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Scroll

For starters, the cover really doesn't sell this book. I had the option of reviewing it, and kept passing it up, just because the cover is so unappealing.

Still, I love a good Indiana Jones-esque treasure hunt, so I figured I'd give this book a try. I kept picking it up, hoping it would get interesting, but I'd end up putting it down after a few pages.

After a while, the story picks up, but even then, the characters are "stock," the plot twists are pretty predictable, the bad guys are all Islamic or secular, and the good guys are all Christians/Jews.

Overall, it's not awful, but neither was it especially good. This is why I give it three stars.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pershing - From The Generals series

Thomas Nelson's series "The Generals" chronicles the lives of great American generals, and it's a very well-done set of books, in my opinion. The content is well-written, well-researched, and the physical quality of the books is just fantastic.

This book was a short, yet fascinating look into the life of John J. Pershing, who led the American forces in WWI.

It was an interesting look at both sides of his personality - on the one hand, an inflexible, demanding military leader, and on the other, a warm, caring man who cared deeply about family and friends.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers through - their book review bloggers program. I wasn't required to post a positive review. These are my own opinions on this book.